Answered By: IESE Library
Last Updated: Mar 07, 2019     Views: 16

In Sabi (Spanish companies. Big and small companies). To research private companies go to Stock Data > Listed/Unlisted Companies.

In Orbis (Worldwide companies). There is limited information available for some private and/or small companies. Go to Legal Form (left hand menu).

In ThomsonOne (Worldwide companies, only listed companies). Note: this resource only works in Internet Explorer.

In EMIS (Emerging countries companies).

In Passport. Click on Menu Search > Companies or Brands.

Bloomberg (available in the Financial Room of Barcelona IESE Library. Ask staff for password) has financial information on over 400 private companies and subsidiaries (if they issue debt). Begin typing the name of your company of interest at the blinking cursor at the top of the screen. If Bloomberg has any information on this firm, they will appear as a match in the accompanying search result menu.

Type PSCR [GO] to search hundreds of thousands of private companies and subsidiaries worldwide. Screen by location, industry, size, and private equity backing.

Many private companies including those not traded on major exchanges file statements with their state regulators. The North American Securities Administrators Association maintains a list of these regulators.

Official Company Registers links to company registers worldwide, from which data on private companies may be available, usually for a small fee.

News aggregator Factiva is useful to uncover articles on small/private companies. Also, in Business Source Ultimate you can find news and articles about all kinds of companies. It may also be worth checking the "company report" box under "Document Types" in the “Search Options”. Then type a company name into the search box.

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